My German friend Clemens said this has a ring of truth to it:

Germans value letters attached to their name more than money, love or having children with nine out of ten rating a good qualification as their most important aim in life, a survey showed Wednesday.

Germans prefer letters after name to love or money — Reuters


There’s no excuse for anyone getting less than perfect on this quiz (unless they’re younger than 8th grade 🙂 ):

When Cal State Hayward changed its name to Cal State East Bay, there was a big uproar, especially in Hayward, but the name has stuck. Looks like it’s not the only one — more colleges are changing their names to something more marketable. (Goodbye Beaver College…)